About us

Circular Academy is an initiative from Ecovala, a system innovation and sustainability consultancy bureau based in Finland. Ecovala supports private and public organisations on their journey towards sustainability. Circular business model innovation is one pathway to explore resilience and thrivability.

Ecovala is part of a larger ecosystem of change-makers active in various fields of sustainability (sustainable entrepreneurship, sustainability education, personal transformation, impact investment…) throughout Europe. If you are interested in a conversation, please drop us a line!

A network of expert facilitators


The circular economy transition toolbox has been designed, prototyped and tested in various contexts and situations in Europe. Some of the tools have been used in business transformation workshops, others in startup incubations processes. The toolbox is constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of fellow circular entrepreneurs.

Currently, our partners Ecores (www.ecores.eu) and Groupe One (www.groupeone.be) are using the toolbox in their day to day coaching and consulting activities. If you are based in central Europe (Benelux, France), do not hesitate to contact them for further information.

Trained facilitators

Erwan Mouazan

Expert in Circular Economy, product-service systems and sustainability. Erwan combines academic research on sustainable business model innovation with practical development of circular strategies for companies using user-centered tools and methodologies inspired by systems & design thinking. Erwan has a master’s degree in international management, a master’s degree in creative sustainability and is currently doctoral candidate focusing on circular business models.

Anne-Sophie Ansenne

Expert in Circular Economy and Performance Economy. Anne-Sophie is a certified facilitator in functional and collaborative economy, trained by the European Institute of functional economy (http://www.ieefc.eu/)
Anne Sophie is in charge of the R&I department at Ecores focusing on sustainable business model innovation.
Anne-Sophie supports the development and implementation of regional circular economy strategies. She is currently a member of the cordination team  managing the brussels regionl circular economy  strategy (PREC )
She also develops tools to support the emergence of new sustainable business models for companies (TPEs / SMEs) in partnership with Ecovala.

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